Debunking PseudoSkeptical Arguments of Paranormal Debunkers
Winston Wu's major treatise and book widely acclaimed in Parapsychology circles, and the first of its kind. Effectively and logically debunks the common prejudiced arguments of media pseudoskeptics and organized skeptic groups such as CSICOP, James Randi, Michael Shermer, etc. More
Foreword by Victor Zammit, Author of "A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife".
By Winston Wu, Founder of SCEPCOP - The Scientific Committee to Evaluate PseudoSkeptical Criticism of the Paranormal (DebunkingSkeptics.com), the first coalition created to counter the misinformation and fallacies of the PseudoSkeptics such as CSICOP, James Randi, Michael Shermer, and their movements and followers.
Mr. Wu was the 1st back in 2000 to write a comprehensive point-by-point treatise and book debunking the standard arguments of PseudoSkeptics and Paranormal Debunkers. It was hailed by the Parapsychology community as a groundbreaking work, the first of its kind and much needed, by noteworthy Parapsychologists such as Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dean Radin, Stanton Friedman, etc.
Mr. Wu has been debating the PseudoSkeptics since 1997 and is well versed in paranormal evidence. As such, he is very astute at pointing out the ways in which the pseudoskeptical criticism fails to account for the evidence and therefore does not hold up. He brilliantly explains the difference between "true skepticism" and the original meaning of the word vs. the "pseudoskepticism" masquerading as rationality, critical thinking, science today, which in reality has nothing to do with skepticism and more to do with spin, thought suppression and control of information.
This book contains the latest version of Mr. Wu's Treatise. It is a superb compendium of rebuttals to the pseudoskeptical arguments which are still being used today.
For doubters and those wanting to learn about the case for paranormal and psychic phenomena, Mr. Wu presents the evidence solidly, from anecdotes and experiences, to scientific research as well as common sense and deductive reasoning.
It is a great work by a champion of truth and open minded skepticism, as well as an eloquent philosophical dissertation. All in all, a must read for the truth seeker and paranormal researcher.
Reviews of book and SCEPCOP website:
"Pseudo-skepticism, by promoting views of doubtful validity, can seriously distort the scientific enterprise. It is good that an organisation such as SCEPCOP exists that can bring to light manifest flaws in the pseudo-skeptical position."
- Brian Josephson, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Cambridge University, now a SCEPCOP member
"I think your SCEPCOP project is excellent! Very much needed...
True skepticism is a courageous thing, requiring openness and honesty on the skeptic's part to question the truth of everything he or she thinks they know…not just questioning the things they don't like…. Pseudo-skepticism is common, true skepticism is rare."
- Dr. Charles Tart, esteemed Psychologist and Consciousness Researcher for 50 years, Author of The End of Materialism
"For years, dogmatic skeptics have portrayed themselves as defenders of science and reason, and have bullied journalists into accepting their claims. They have pretended to speak on behalf of the mainstream science. SCEPCOP is doing a great job in helping to expose these pretensions, and in revealing how the claims of militant skeptics are often unscientific and unreasonable, as well as being arrogant and ignorant."
- Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Renowned Telepathy/Consciousness Researcher, Biologist and Author
“Winston Wu has now written an essay that brilliantly and decisively rebuts the general skeptical arguments against the paranormal. This is among the best essays ever written on this subject, and deserves extensive study. The essay carefully moves through the entire skeptical lexicon of arguments, rebutting each in turn."
- Whitley Strieber, Author and Radio Host of UnknownCountry.com